Wednesday, August 19, 2009

The big day

Happy Birthday Brennan, the big 10. Today is all about you! It was 10 years ago and still is today, August 19, 2009. You've just entered the double digit club. We love and miss you. Happy Happy day.

Love Nana and Papa

Tuesday, August 11, 2009

My heart sings...

Gritty mommy, smiley baby....when Brianne was a baby, she was a "gritty baby". This picture is evidence that the "gritty" continues on. She had a soft tiny doll we nicknamed, 'gritty baby", because when baby Brianne put it in her mouth she would bite down and pull so hard she would almost shudder. We still can't believe the head never came off, the doll head that is. Baby Lily is with out a doubt our smiley baby. To see an example of "gritty", watch Claire as she loves and grits on her baby smiley Lily. It makes my heart sing.

I have a new thought, (new to Me), maybe "gritty" babies grow into moms with "Grit".
In our case that is true. True Grit, the very characteristic we all need, to survive/thrive in today's world.

True Grit- My definition: Courage, Strength, Perseverance, Spunk, and just enough fight to not quit or flee when times are tough. The ability to dig deep and self preserve, (means something different to everyone).

Tuesday, August 4, 2009

Latest view of my babies babies...

Lily and "little girl?", Elliott and Alisa's kitty.

Gotta love it. Elliott and Alisa in New Zealand at the hobbit house.

Back to school...

Stare down? Love these boys.